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eventual trial. diana and john they're saying that trial could last four months. >> clayton, thank you. chrysler refusing a request from the government to recall millions of its jeeps over a ha. safety regulators say older suvs fuel tanks may rupture and rear end collisions causing deadly fires. chrysler says the government investigation is based on incomplete analysis. neither side now seems ready to budge. >> we believe that after chrysler has a little time to think about this, see the public reaction, they will do the right thing and recall the jeeps. >> this morning, though, chrysler insists that the vehicles are safe, not defective. and that no recall is necessary. >> frightening incident on the south florida highway. before we show tight you we should say everyone involved is okay. caught on an officer's dash cam, on interstate 95. all of a sudden cut off by another car. the driver fell asleep behind the wheel. the officer suffered some bumps, bruises.
his boss said the incident teaches a lesson. >> if you are drowsy at all, tired. don't get behind the wheel. because, that can cause more harm than a lot of other types of reckless driving. and this is a prime example of it. >> the officer was released from the hospital less than 24 hours after the crash. the other driver uninjured. given a ticket for a moving violation. scary stuff. >> drowsy driving has been linked to 100,000 accidents. more common in men than in women. >> i believe that. i was a reporter in florida for years. i remember after spring break. this is what happened. go out on fatales on the highway. the highway patrol people would say, look no skid marks. show the tree the car hit. and say they were all asleep. the driver was asleep. never knew what hit them. went off the road right into the tree. never hit the brakes. >> what do you say to the people who say, i am a drowsy driver. i fell asleep behind the wheel? >> pull over. don't go there. >> pull over fall asleep on the side of the road and expose yourself to more danger, get hit
in the back by a driver who fell asleep. >> pull off at a rest stop. gas stachlgts ation. well lit. >> get off the road. >> we are learning much more about the destructive power of the deadly tornado which hit oklahoma last week. it was one of the biggest on record. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: we knew it was fast, massive and deadly. >> get down! duck down! duck down! >> reporter: at least 19 killed in all. and three highly respected scientist/storm chasers. we learned how big the twister was in el reno, oklahoma. it was a record breaker. the widest swath of destruction since we started keeping track more than 60 years ago. the weather service is reporting the twister at its maximum was 2.6 miles wide. that's twice as wide as the moore tornado a week and a half earlier. and the joplin tornado that killed 158 in 2011 was 3/4 of a
mile wide. the most powerful tornados with wind over 200 miles an hour are called ef-5s. friday's in oklahoma was the 60th ef-5 since 1950. remarkably, oklahoma had two in just 11 days. powerful numbers producing deadly results. reminding us again, those weather alerts are real. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> all right. a look at your wednesday weather -- drenching rain from a tropical cyst temperatusystem. showers in the midwest and ohio valley. high fire danger in the southwest. >> 70s and 80s in the rockies and pacific northwest. 60s from fargo to the twin cities. 70s from the central plains to the northeast. mostly 80s across the south. >> in philadelphia, this morning, john mayberry jr. is toast of the town. >> before we get to the video. mayberry kept the phillies alive last night against the marlins. hitting a game tying home run in
bottom of the tenth inning. then this happened. >> mayberry up again in the 11th. bases loaded. with one swing wins the entire game. thanks to that walkoff grand slam home run. mayberry's first grand slam of his career by the way. call him "mr. extra innings." wow. >> pretty exciting. two home runs, both in extra innings, back to back innings. >> not bad. by the way last time this happened. game-ending grand slam, dale murphy, chicago cubs in 1991. in case you are wondering can't do the math quick enough, 7,973 days. ha. >> very nice. >> a long time. >> phillies are a game behind .500. almost back into being even for the season. coming on a little bit. >> good for them. >> the mets not so much. >> that is okay. >> my team. coming up. television's best written shows, your favorite on the list. >> comparing two high-profile royal pregnancies. how princess diana and dutchess
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way she is.discrimination. >> christen drew from our seattle station has more. >> reporter: britney's search for the perfect prom dress took her all the way to canada. >> i love the beading on it. >> reporter: when britney showed up at senior prom in the gown she was turned away. >> in my opinion i feel it is i am bigger chested and more cleavage you could see. and there is nothing i could really do about that. >> reporter: according to the school's dress code, strapless dresses are allowed provided cleavage, midriff and lower back are covered. >> it was blatant from the start that the school was not being fair in how they were enforcing that rule. >> reporter: minder's parents have no problem with the rule but say their daughter was singled out for having a large chest. >> all women are not created equal. you cannot compare a gfl baolf
to a grapefruit. it is not going to happen. >> a girl like britney should not have to go to a dance in a burlap sack because she is large busted. >> a district spokesperson says if the student's appearance does not meet the dress code, staff help student come up with a solution to attend the event. >> i felt self-conscious. they took the magic out of the night. >> reporter: in britney's case she wasn't allowed in the prom until she covered her cleavage with a shawl. she stayed about an hour. >> it was tough being there after all that happened. i didn't feel comfortable. i had a huge blow to my self-esteem. i didn't really want to be there anymore. >> reporter: minder says her gown was designed for a woman with a larger bust, but now it is a painful reminder and she is not sure what to do with it. >> an important night of my life was ruined there is no way i can gain the experience back. >> the story make me upset. i am all for rules. go to school.
you have rule. you have to do what the school says. you are not allowed to show up with a strapless dress. if it shows this and shows that, fine. no problem. but only because of the way she looked in her dress. so if a girl who was, let's say, a couple sizes smaller than her, wearing the same dress were they going to turn her away too. not cool. not cool. her experience is ruined. not going to be able to think back on her prom night and think of a nice night. she will always think about being huhumiliated. a shame. >> i'm upset. running hot. running hot. >> i'm with you. >> the best written shows of all time. >> what the experts say. and what we think. you're watching "world news now."
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. >> masterpiece theater music. >> ah, yes because of the story of course. queen elizabeth is celebrating 60 years on the throne. >> elizabeth was 27 years old when crowned at the time. the coronation was a major tv event with 27 million britains tuning in, marked the anniversary at westminster abbey yesterday. some who took part in the 1953 service were there. the royals are weeks away from another heir to the throne. the duchess of cambridge due in about a month. abc's amy robach looks at how kate's parenting style may compare to princess diana.
>> reporter: kate's appearance is one of the last as a mom to be. in a few weeks she will give birth to the heir of the royal throne. the most anticipated birth since prince william, kate has been the most photographed expectant mother since princess diana. like diana kate made numerous public appearances throughout her pregnancy. while diana seemed to lose steam in her final trimester, kate seems to be finish strong after a rough start which saw her hospitalized with acute morning sickness. >> she was very sick at the beginning, but she seems to be absolutely blooming now. every time you see her, she look sews happy. and looks just full of the joys of being pregnant. >> reporter: the birth of this little royal will be announced as williams was, via a paper announcement attached to the gave the buckingham palace. diana reportedly got ready for the birth by taking the time to personally shop for her own baby gear at dragons of walton
street. >> she would appear quietly. >> she didn't announce her visits. she just shoepd up. >> totally. she would walk in. >> reporter: kate and diana have been fond of shopping for their little heirs, including, at clothing stores popular with the masses. kate has been seen at the gap. diana was a fan of oshkosh overalls for her boys. while diana took her royal heir home to a palace after delivering, kate is expected to divide her motherhood between a two bedroom apartment and her modest childhood home, buckleberry where her mother is expected to help with the baby. royal watchers have no doubt the two women are united by an overarching theme. both seem determined to be model mothers. amy robach, abc news, new york. >> buy or girl? >> oh, man. i hope it is a girl. just because she would be a beautiful girl. >> help they name her diana,
this morning on "world news now" -- dangerous drive. refusing to recall millions of suvs, the explosive safety issue on the road. >> difficult decision -- the 10-year-old pennsylvania girl in desperate need of a lung transplant. why the federal government has a final say in her emotional case. >> the heartbreaking life or death decision. who made it. and why. >> extreme thrills -- the roller coaster promises twists and turns like no other ride. >> i am such an adrenaline junkie. then i got to this point and i am scared to death. >> do you have enough adrenaline
to handle the deep plunges and sudden moves. it's wednesday, june 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning. hump day. are you an adrenaline junkie, would you get on a roller coaster? >> i am a cheicken. i like going gottic places. i would go on a roller coaster. about adrenaline junkie. >> i get on every roller coaster i can. my husband is chicken. >> i can't watch a scary movie. >> i am not chicken. >> moving on, chrysler saying no to the federal government refusing to request a recall of nearly 3 million jeeps. >> the dispute between the auto makers and safety experts could
eventuallieny end up in court. lisa stark reports. >> reporter: fiery deadly accidents like these that raised alarms. now in initial findings, the government says there is a safety defect in older model jeeps. fuel tanks that are vulnerable to rupture in rear-end collisions. >> we are nearing the end of people dying by fire in jeeps. >> reporter: you can see in the crash tests done by engineering students. simulated fuel spilling from the grand cherokee. chrysler claimed the tests were too severe. the ntsb called on chrysler to recall older model jeep grand cherokees and jeep liberties saying the defect present unreasonable risk because the peoplen the vehicles and striking vehicles have burned to death in rear impact crashes. the problem according to the government is the fuel tank location. right behind the rear axel. and slightly below the bumper. chrysler moved the tank in later models it says for design reasons.
gentlem waging a campaign against the jeep, after a horrific smashup. a tractor-trailer rammed into a jeep charity stopped in traffic. the jeep slammed into the car carrying embry and her dad. i said dad i am okay. but those people -- >> reporter: there was a small fire growing in the back of the jeep. >> he ran over. doors were jammed. busted the window out. with his hands. >> reporter: her father pulled out an 18-year-old but could not rescue the badly injured mother or friend. the fire spread too fast. >> something has to be done. it can't be done soon enough. >> reporter: chrysler is refusing the recall insisting the government's 3 year-long investigation is based on an incomplete analysis. the automaker says the vehicles are safe and are not defective. >> we believe that after chrysler has a little time to think about this, see the public reaction, that they will do the right thing and recall the
jeeps. >> reporter: janelle who can find remnants of that night on this virginia highway. >> seeing it here, burned to ashes is really, just really moving and so sad. >> reporter: vows to continue pushing for the recall. >> chrysler now has a chance to contest the government's order and again make its case. if the government stands firm this couldened end up in stark. lisa stark, abc news, washington. >> a fire risk forcing ford to recall nearly half a million trucks and cars. ford says fuel tanks can like in ten models sold this year. cars need fuel line repairs. six ford models in the recall, including two kind of police cars, three lincoln models are recalled. a worldwide recall. most of these cars were sold in the united states. >> a baseball bombshell this morning. a doping scandal that could result in long suspensions for the of the biggest names. among them alex rodriguez of the new york yankees. espn reporting that major league
baseball will seek to suspend a-rod and dozens of other players including former mvp ryan braun for using illegal drugs obtained through a now closed miami area clinic. braun is dekneeinying wrongdoin. >> i truly believe in my heart and bet my life that this substance never entered my body at any point. >> the league might seek 100 game suspensions. the case is moving forward after the founder of the miami area clinic, tony bosch, reached a dl to cooperate with mlb in its investigation. he is expected to meet with league officials within the week and suspensions announced in two weeks. >> the family of a dying pennsylvania girl trying to copy with the devastating blow, the health and human services secretary is refusing to bend organ transplant rules that could make a difference for a 10-year-old girl, life or death, waiting for new lungs. >> reporter: this is sarah
murnaghan, 10 years old and gravely ill. on the adult waiting list for a lung transplant. the subject of a heated exchange between kathleen sebelius, and lou barletta, a republican who wretch ra cents pennsylvania where sarah lives. awe i would aurge you to allow the lung transplant to move forward. >> reporter: family and supporters say the transplant rules are based on age instead of need. under u.s. guidelines, a lung from an adult would be allowed in the region. secretary sebelius was full of compassion. >> i can't imagine anything more agonizing than what murnaghans are going through. she would not take an except forcing sarah. >> unfortunately there are 40 very seriously ill pennsylvanians over the age of 12 also waiting for a lung transplant. and three other children in the philadelphia hospital, at the same acue tku acuity rate as sa.
>> reporter: sarah's family added her name to the adult list to open the doinnor pool. >> they're asking sarah like everybody 12 and over compete based on how sick she is. in a month sarah will not be alive. >> reporter: sarah is in stable condition, not good condition, her family hopes for some last minute mercy. john, diana. >> heartbreaking story. >> it really is. i can see both sides of the story. you can understand. not only her side of the story, but the other children who are in the same hospital on that list. >> well, yeah. terrible. they say that because of her need though, she would jump to the top of the list. >> if she were to get on the adult list. >> surgeons are saying they're confident they can do, perform the transplant itch sf she coul on the list.
>> absolutely. the death toll from last week's severe weather in oklahoma has now reached 19. and the national weather service now says the tornado which hit el reno was the widest one ever. a record 2.6 miles long. and not just long, powerful too. the twister, classified, top of the scale, ef-5. wind were nearly 300 miles an hour. rising floodwaters are a threat for communities along the mississippi river. the mayor of one missouri town says residents are ready to go at a moment's notice. more rain is expected in the coming days from st. louis, north to minnesota, westward across the great plains. >> flood watches, warnings along the mississippi river today. >> florida braces for trouble from the tropics. meteorologist jim dickey has the latest from accuweather. good morning, jim. >> good morning. it is atlantic hurricane season. we are tracking a system. slow to develop here. right now, just a broad area of low pressure.
enhanced imagery, brighter colors, showing deep convection, heavy thunderstorm and downpours. plenty of moisture for the syst system. it will bring heavy rain regardless if it develops or not. all week pouring down on florida. flooding a major concern here. as far as today is concerned. rain heaviest in south florida. and flooding, unfortunately ongoing along the mississippi river from the storms we saw last week. rivers already cresting in around the saint louis areas. days before the rivers crest further southward. john, diana. >> jim dickey at accuweather thank you. >> a look at nature, up close, personal. if you weren't watching on tv, some what frightening. >> this is one family's wildlife-cam, captured last month in colorado. an enormous bear. there he is looking into the lens. they say it was there five minutes snooping around. >> family got the camera for
christmas. turns on automatically when it senses motion. since setting it up they have seen deer, elk, coyotes, bobcats. imagine going face to face. that is frightening. >> what's more frightening. >> looks like he is in a booth waiting for the photo to snap. >> just to know he was there. you left your camera. turn the camera on. see the big old thing in front of you. are they camping? do they have to spend the night again? yikes. >> right. >> right. >> not this roger's family. not the diana perez rodgers' family. >> when tv news anchors share dislike for each other on the air. >> uh-huh. >> uh-huh. >> sky high thrill ride. promises stomach-turning, twists and turns, you will see it. seeing it now. no roller coaster quite like this one. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪
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country. mississippi's governor says they are. we are. >> he said having both parents in the work place puts pressure on families and he said that takes away from the child's education. as you might imagine his remarks sparking debate. abc's linsey davis has more. >> reporter: even before the governor of mississippi answered the question he knew what he was about to say was controversial. >> every single one of your states -- >> reporter: governor bryant one of three governors participating in a "washington post" live event about importance of ensuring children read well by the end of third grade when they were all hit with this question. >> how did america get so mediocre? >> reporter: the question was aimed at educational statistics specifically reading. governor bryant was first to answer. >> i think parents, both parents started working. not a man thing. i don't want to get in trouble. i can just see e-mails tomorrow. >> reporter: critics didn't wait
until tomorrow. >> the staff don't back him up. it is kind of offensive just to put it on the back to working parents. >> reporter: while some find his answer offensive we wanted to know if there was any truth to it. in this country, 67% of mothers with children under 15 have a job outside the home. get this in finland where 77% of women work outside the home they're actually ahead of the u.s. in reading. >> it is the mother's place to teach them to read? >> no. the loving, nurturing opportunity that both parents hatch of a little bit of time. in today's society. >> reporter: a challenge bryant knows well. his wife worked outside the home for more than 38 years including while their two children were growing up. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> the wording. >> did it. rile you up. >> here's the deal. i think inside every working mom there is a little piece of us
that would love to stay home with our child and nurture and love and teach them to read, teach them math. make sure they're doing their home work as soon as they get home. at the same time, that part of me, doesn't take offense to what he said. because i want to be that mom. at the same time the fact that i am here and i am struckling every day, and i get no sleep, i go home and i still try to do that with my son, really does upset me hearing somebody say we are the reason. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> i think he was trying to be clear, not just moms it is dad's too. >> he stepped in it when he used the word mom. put it all on the woman. think that was the problem. still ahead looking for an adventurous family vacation. >> how about this monster roller coaster? how about not. why operators promise thrills and spills you can't get anywhere else. >> in the next half-hour, marijuana growing operation, linked to a suburban housewife. not from the tv show "weeds" what neighbors and police say
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there's a land of restful sleep, we can help you go there, on the wings of lunesta. >> welcome to "the mix," everybody. interesting first story here. love this story. a pair of on-air personalities in the philly news market at cbs. meteorologist and anchor. we are totally calling them out here. they cannot stand each other. and it is -- >> it may appear that way. >> yeah, okay. nicole brewer is the anchor, carol eriksson is the meteorologist. and these supposed to be subtle barbs at each other have gone way out of hand. take a listen to some of this stuff. >> carol, when it comes to the weather, we want know monkey business, okay. >> it is 49 degrees in philadelphia, nicole. >> i tried.
you can't even give me that, can you? >> well, carol, i would say the forecast is bananas. >> oh, please. >> it would be wasted on you. i won't. taking it back right now. >> that was an interesting exchange, i am sure she regrets. hard to get applause. >> carol, good enough for you? >> what did i tell you. what did i tell you. an update. apparently, cbs vp of public affairs came out to say this was edited grossly out of context. we edited a little bit. go online. look it up yourself. it is awful. worse than what we showed you. >> those two are not fond of each other. >> carol and nicole have professionals who have respect for one another. the greatest of colleagues inside and outside the office. >> we're not like that. >> at least except for this morning. anyway. >> where's the hairspray?
the hairspray? diana, diana. >> what? >> my hairspray? >> the pink can is your hairspray? >> it's mine. >> you have two things out of place. i can do it. >> just don't. just don't. >> fine. >> fine then. >> nicely done. >> we deserve an academy award. >> one take by the way. >> how did we do, america? >> how about it. >> that is not how it works around here. we are not carol whatever her name is and nicole over there at cbs in philly. >> don't show it, no matter what. can't do it. postal workers, claiming disability benefits. get busted. the stories where they can't lift their arms. and on "the price is right" have to spin the big heavy wheel. it is really heavy. there she is. anyway. she went zip lining, on a cruise. she got busted. and she is going to be sentenced. but she went on "the price is right."
this morning on "world news now" -- baseball bombshell. some of the best known players in the major league could face suspension. in a far-reaching doping investigation. >> inside jail -- hearing from the surviving boston marathon bombing suspect for the first time. surprising new details about the young man who is allowed to phone home. >> growing operation -- major marijuana bust involving a suburban soccer mom. police say her pot pushing paid for a lavish lifestyle. just like that tv show "weeds." ♪ >> all grown up -- miley cyrus shedding her hannah montana image, something so gritty it may change her clean-cut roots forever. that's in "the skinny" on this
wednesday, june 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good morning, everybody. boy, miley cyrus. definitely shedding the -- teeny bopper image. >> not a teeny bopper anymore. >> wow. >> we begin this half-hour with baseball and what could be suspensions for some of the game's biggest stars. >> all the result of an ongoing investigation into major league baseball and the use of performance enhancing drugs and the investigation centers on the owner of a now closed clinic in south florida and his relationship with dozens of players. espn's t.j. quinn broke the story. >> reporter: sources tell "outside the lines" that major league baseball is preparing to suspend 20 players including alex rodriguez and ryan braun base and documents obtained by mlb investigators. the documents have been in the media since january. handwritten notes from now
shuttered biogenesis clinic in miami listing names of major and minor league players who allegedly received peds, stars like rodriguez, cabrera, cruz, and braun who failed a steroid test in 2011, but successfully appealed a suspension. >> if i ever made any mistakes in my life i have taken responsibility for my actions. i truly believe in my heart and i would bet my life that the substance never entered my body at any point. >> reporter: mlb officials remain convinced he doped with the assistance of bosch. when braun's name appeared on biogenesis documents, braun explained by saying attorneys consulted with bosch during his appeal. >> what services did you offer braun? >> i didn't offer any services. >> when he said you were a paid adviser to his legal team, what did you supply in return for that? >> i just answered a few questions from this legal team, not from braun.
>> reporter: bosch is expected to say he provided banned drugs to players. in the case of a-rod injected the ailing yankee slugger himself. rather than seek standard 50-game suspensions for first time offenders however one source familiar with the mlb investigation said commissioner's office is considering 100 game suspensions for some players including a-rod braun, arguing they violated twice, once when they dealt with bosch another when they allegedly lied to major league baseball about it. the players are sure to fight suspension with the support of the players' union meaning they may end up facing bosch in person in an arbitration hearing. >> that was t.j. quinn. under baseball's labor rules, no suspensions will be announced unless a player accepts his or he exhausts all appeals processes. appeals could take several months. >> wow. bit of a nightmare. an understatement. the steroid era, felt like it was finally going away. though in this case, things like
hgh, technically not a steroid. it is back out there now. >> i have a funny feeling this is not the last we have heard of this. because this happened for, from what we are hearing, it happened for an extended period of time. we don't know how massive it is. so every once in a while we get little stories like this that resurfacing, popping up, somebody else breaks an exclusive story like this. here we are again one more time. >> if in fact some one like a-rod is suspended for 100 games. he makes a fortune. i don't have numbers off the top of my head. that would be millions of dollars missing, millions and millions. >> kidding, there is just over 100 games in the season. >> according to the terms of the man cooperating, tony bosch getting a pretty good deal here. all the charges dropped against him. he gets personal security for himself. not bad. >> should be very interesting. keep you posted on this one. all right, ohio state university president gordon gee retiring after coming under fire for mocking notre dame and catholics
and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools. gee said the controversy was part of the reason he is stepping down july 1st. asked why the retirement announcement seemed so abrupt, he said he was quirky as -- and hated long transitions. >> james holmes will undergo mental evaluation now that is a judge accepted his insanity plea. former grad student faces 160 counts of murder/attempted murder. prosecutors want the death penalty. the results of the mental evaluation could be a decisive factors for jurors once the case goes to trial. >> for the first time hearing the voice of the surviving boston marathon bombing suspect. in a conversation from jail, the 19-year-old told his mother that money has been pouring in from supporters. abc's marci gonzalez has details. >> reporter: the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings on the phone, heard for the first time speaking from the prison hospital in massachusetts where he is being held. reported loo -- reportedly
banned from discuss ing accusations he and his deceased older brother tamerlan, posted two bombs killing 3 and injuries hundred of others. dzhokhar tsarnaev instead focuses on comforting his mother. from their home in russia she replays his conversation. >> translator: you are not in pain? >> no, i am already eating. they're giving me rice and chicken to eat. everything is okay. >> translator: we'll die here without you. you need to be strong. build up your strength. >> i'm fine, mom. don't say anything. >> reporter: zubeidat tsarnaev claims her son's hand is still broken but he is okay physically and financially. >> i was just kind of asking if we could send something to him. he said mama, do not worry about me. i do have money. somebody opened account for me. people send me money here. i do have lots of money. >> reporter: it is unclear if that is true. but the mother claims people have also sent her and her husband $8,000 to help them in their mission to prove their
case. a family insisting that despite the evidence against them, and a reported confession, their sons are innocent. >> this are not my kids. not my kids. >> tsarnaev awaits trial and his parents say he is now allowed to call them once a month. john, diana. >> marci, thank you. vice president biden will be among those speaking at services this morning for frank lautenberg, the senator died earlier this week after battling pneumonia. his funeral will be at a new york synagogue, burial friday at are lo arlington national cemetery. chris christie set an october election to fill his seat. he will appoint some one next week to fill his seat until then. speaking of christie he won the republican primary last night capturing a whopping 98% of the vote over his little known tea party opponent. christie will face liberal democrat in november, barbara buono. who also beat her challengers. christie raised three times more
money for his campaign than she buono has. >> former miss america, erica herald won her crown in 2003, a harvard educated attorney. harold will mount a primary challenge against republican congressman rodney davis next year. she says she can reach voters who do not usually vote republican. >> all right, turning to the weather now. here is your -- wednesday weather. i didn't get the words out. [ indiscernible ] rain, flooding in south florida from a tropical disturbance. scattered thunderstorms across the deep south. scattered storms. texas panhandle. oklahoma, arkansas, showers in the upper midwest. ohio valley. hot and dry in the southwest. >> 104, phoenix. near 90 in sacramento and albuquerque. mostly 70s in the midwest. northeast. 80s, new orleans. to the mid-atlantic. >> if the men in your life have one too many ties you may want to give them something they can sink their teeth into this father's day. >> oscar mayer urging everyone to give dads the gift of bacon.
that's right. they set up a say it with bacon website. offering three gift sets for under $30. get 20 slices of bacon packaged in a handsome box. each set with a money clip. everybody needs a money clip, cuff links or multifunctional tool. >> the website went up yesterday. they sold out. the company is promising to restock. oscar mayer coming up with the greatest goofy promotions. marketing is fantastic. >> it is working. they're sold out already. >> one word, bacon. pretty simple. >> all you need. >> all you need. >> is it a money -- bacon money clip. and bacon cuff links. little bacon links on it. >> bacon scented. sniff and go. >> my gosh. you need to go work for oscar mayer. >> i'm telling you. smartest guy in america right here. coming up, high profile museum exhibit dedicated to infamous anchorman ron burgundy. >> super heroes doing every day
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and my strongest -- [ indiscernible ] >> we are not taking any money for them. >> no? >> it's not right to profit from pain, honey. we're not that kind of people. >> steep the butter for a long time. all right if you watch the show, showtime, is it showtime show? >> it is. >> "weeds" you know the character, nancy, mom of two, drug dealer with a heart of gold. you are familiar with her. >> the script is not that different from a suburban new york city story where a mother of two is accused of running a giant pot growing operation. wabc's jim dolan has the story. >> reporter: the corner house on saxon wood road in tony scarsdale has shrub s and the owner neglected the grass which is a knowing to the well-heeled neighbors here. this isn't the grass that got the owner in trouble. >> saw the cop cars in the driveway all day.
they were here about 8:00 in the morning. i went out for a little while. i came back home. they were still there. went back out. they were still there. they didn't leave until 7:30, 8:00. >> reporter: it was a hydroponic cash cow, in queens, the feds found tens of thousand of dollars in cash and indoor farm with marijuana growing everywhere, $3 million worth along with all the tools any good farmer would need for growing and packaging. >> i saw her drove by, she didn't stop, usually how she stops. she stopped, and they pulled her and all the guys came out. it was just like "get down on the floor. get down! open the door! open the door!" it was nuts. >> reporter: federal prosecutors say that andrea sanderlin paid her for lavish lifestyle growing and selling millions worth of marijuana in a warehouse she converted into a hydroponic garden. on the upscale streets of scarsdale, it is just not, well, what people do. >> pot growing is not something that i have on the radar screen.
certainly not from a neighbor. >> a little scary. you wouldn't expect it in this kind of community. safe community. good school district. marijuana, someone busted for marijuana. >> reporter: sanderlin is in federal custody, and pleaded not guilty to all charges and her lawyers say they're trying to work out a bail agreement pending her trial. she faces ten years in prison if she is convicted. for abc news, i'm jim dolan. >> wonder about your neighbors. doesn't it? >> suburban moms have 9:00 to 5:00s and soccer games to go to. some suburban moms, where else to go to? >> huge electric bills. wow. >> wow. >> coming up, keeping tabs on a broken-hearted member of the kardashian family. >> admiring ron burgundy and his legacy up close and personal. coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny so skinny >> "the skinny" time. a movie we love in this business, anchorman, will farrell. >> ron burgundy. >> ron burgundy. >> in d.c., the newseum. it is in washington, d.c. they're going to have some fun and they will have a new exhibit about anchorman, the legend of ron burgundy, will farrell. in anticipation of the sequel
that is going to come out. they announced they'll have an anchorman exhibit. it should be created with paramount pictures, open november 14th, with props, costumes, clips from the film, including burgundy's jazz flute, and a mock anchor desk. and will farrell, ron burgundy's comment on the museum/newseum, "i am literally trapped in a glass case of emotion." >> quite possibly one of the best -- talk about -- talk about what really happens behind the scenes. right? captured it perfectly. >> cannonball. scotchy-scotch. i could go on. >> forever. certainly one of the better movies. >> the clean ones. some of the dirty ones. >> let's not get into the dirty ones. moving on to the hard hitting news story of the day. you can't stop talking about the story. soon as i brought it up this morning, you were "lishgs wh "l?
i can't believe it! kim kardashian. >> she is being sarcastic. >> kim kardashian and kries are. i know, can't believe it. that's it. they're divorced. >> finally. end of an era. >> we can all move on now. we can all start breathing again. >> i think that is a good thing. she can now be a mom and not be a -- >> miley cyrus, man, oh, man what a departure from teeny bopper thing. releasing a new single. some of the things she talks about are drugs, quotes like "shake it up like we are at the strip club. "her new single "we can't stop." >> looking at the picture of her. >> we can't. in one verse sings about doing cocaine. "everyone in line in the bathroom trying to get a line in the bathroom." >> mm. that could be misconstrued maybe. >> also, "we are all turned up, here, getting turned up, yeah, yeah ♪ sings about dancing with molly. which is slang for ecstasy. >> she looks great by the way. incredible. hard for everybody.
we all remember her as being this cute little. >> morph between that and being a grownup. you hope the teeny bopper fans don't think this is the next stage of cool and doing ecstasy. >> they will. unfortunately it is the way it works. it is so hard, when you are in the public eye at a young age. how do you separate from who you were and still be an example. hard, hard. >> got to blow it up. >> right. that's what she has done. moving onto this. the story that i think is incredibly interesting. michelle obama was apparently heckled at a democratic national committee event in washington, d.c. a private event. there were not cameras there. just for the, you know the written press. and gay rights activist at the front of the audience started shouting an executive order on gay rights should be approved, and she started yelling essentially at the first lady. well the first lady left the mike. she said one of the things i don't do well is this. she walked right up to the woman. she said listen to me, or take the mike, but i am leaving. you all decide you have one choice.
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captain america. >> reporter: give the kids a laugh. give them a thrill. so, yeah, somebody thought of it here at c.s. motts children's hospital in michigan over the weekend. and guess what they thought of it at saint francis in tulsa in may. in pittsburgh in april, at children's hospital. and akron in march, look how excited that kid is. and, the guy swinging around out there, real window washers. >> another day at the office. >> reporter: getting to dress up for a day, a long-time wish for this guy. >> i have been wanting to do this for so long. it's -- like i said a fulfilling thing here. i am happy. >> reporter: so a trend or super trend. which started actually in britain. although for superman, the other guys, it is truth, justice, and the american way. >> i waved and i smiled. >> reporter: what did they do? >> they waved and smiled back.
>> reporter: if you think you see ropes holding these guys up, you are looking at it the wrong way. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> how great is that? >> my gosh, just should be a thing in every hospital. do it everywhere. who cares if it is a kids' hospital or adults' hospital. that will make everybody happy. >> change your mind set 2 degrees, you have something wonderful. >> i am a boy wonder. i can't be batman for crying out loud. >> i am batman. >> i have a special request -- i want diana to be wonder woman. linda carter wonder woman. i want to be batman. get a little respect. >> we want to remind you here at "world news now," we have created an instagram account to share wacky things off and on the air. >> here is a look at our page right now, find at instagram. >> robin will be on there soon. we have 395 followers. let's get it up, guys. >> that's good. >> announcer: this is abc's
this morning, bracing for the worst. >> water world with flood warnings in the center of the country as rivers burst over their banks. a tropical system is ready to drench the eastern seaboard. the latest forecast. developing overnight, the baseball doping scandal that could lead to the suspension of alex rodriguez and more tan a dozen other players. we are live with new details. first lady's face-off going one-on-one with a heckle ler last night. delivery by drone. an unmanned mission to deliver a peaching hot pizza to your door. good morning.
we begin with the growing threat for millions living along the mississippi river. >> the five chief in one missouri town says everyone is ready to go at a moment's notice if the levee that had been patched up fails to hold the river back. there's more rain and that's looming across much of the nation's midsection. new details on all of this, we are joined by accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning. jim. >> good morning. it is officially now atlantic hurricane seeing and we are tracking a system. it'll be slow to develop here. right now just a broad area of low pressure. looking at enhanced imagery and brighter colors showing deep convections, heavy thunderstorm activity, heavy downpours. plenty of moisture for it to work with that will bring heavy rain regardless if it develops or not as it moves north and eastward through the week. pouring down on florida flooding a major concern as far as today is concerned rain will be heaviest in south florida. really lake okeechobee down on southward. flooding ongoing along the